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Bankwest Breeze Classic Mastercard

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Save with a 0% interest rate on balance transfers for 26 months and a $0 annual fee for the first year.

The Bankwest Breeze Classic Mastercard is a low rate credit card that currently offers new customers 0% p.a. interest for 26 months on balance transfers (with a 2% balance transfer fee). It has a $49 annual fee that’s also waived in the first year with this offer.

0% p.a.

Balance transfer rate

for 26 months with 2% balance transfer fee

10.99% p.a.

Purchase rate

$0 p.a.

Annual fee

for the first year ($49 p.a. thereafter)

55 days

Interest free period

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Details

Product NameBankwest Breeze Classic Mastercard
Balance transfer rate0% p.a. for 26 months with 2% balance transfer fee
Balance transfer revert rateBalance Transfer Revert Rate (10.99%)
Balance transfer limit95% of available limit
Purchase rate10.99% p.a.
Annual fee$0 annual fee for the first year ($49 p.a. thereafter)
Interest-free periodUp to 55 days on purchases
Cash advance rate21.99% p.a.
Min credit limit$1,000
Card typeMastercard
Foreign currency conversion fee2.95%
Minimum income$15,000
Available to temporary residentsYes - Conditions apply
Joint applicationNo

Pros

  • 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 26 months
  • $0 annual fee for the first year ($49 p.a. thereafter)
  • Low 10.99% p.a. interest rate on purchases
  • Digital card issued upon approval

Cons

  • A one-time 2% balance transfer fee applies
  • Charges a 2.95% foreign transaction fee
Bonus pointsN/A
Annual fee$0 annual fee for the first year ($49 p.a. thereafter)
Minimum monthly repayment2% of the closing balance or $20, whichever is greater
Late payment fee$25
Foreign currency conversion fee2.95%
Cash advance fee2% or $4, whichever is greater
Overseas cash advance fee2% or $4, whichever is greater
Overseas ATM withdrawal fee$4
Additional cardholder fee$0
Number of additional cardholders3

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Expert review

The Bankwest Breeze Mastercard offers you a couple of ways to save on credit card costs, with a $0 first-year annual fee and a 0% interest rate on balance transfers for 26 months.

How to apply

You can apply for the Bankwest Breeze Mastercard online and complete the application in around 15 minutes. Before you get started, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements and have all your supporting documentation on hand to speed up the process.

Eligibility criteria

  • Residency. This card is only available to permanent Australian residents or citizens.
  • Eligible balance transfer. Balances cannot be transferred from existing Bankwest-branded credit cards. You can transfer from $500 up to 95% of your credit limit.

Card benefits

  • 0% balance transfer offer. This card offers new customers 0% p.a. interest on balance transfers for the first 26 months (a one-time 2% balance transfer fee applies). After that, any remaining balance will attract interest at the standard balance transfer rate of 10.99% p.a. While there is no specified date when this offer will end, it is only available for a limited time.
  • First-year annual fee waiver. Save with a $0 annual fee for the first year (reverting to $49 p.a. thereafter).

Rates & fees

  • Annual fee. Outside of any promotions, this card charges a standard annual fee of $49.
  • Purchase rate. This card charges a low ongoing purchase rate of 10.99% p.a.

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60 Comments

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    Jon
    June 17, 2019

    If I apply for a Bankwest Breeze MAstercard credit card, can I balance transfer debt from other credit cards that are in my partner’s name as well as my own?

    Thanks!

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      Jeni
      June 18, 2019

      Hi Jon,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      Yes, you can however you need to have your partner as your additional card holder to process balance transfer with the card under your partner’s name. Please make sure that the total balance transfer amount should not exceed your Breeze card’s 95% credit limit/available balance including the balance transfer fee/s.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    Annie
    March 22, 2019

    Hi, may I know what is the maximum limit for Balance transfer?

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      Ash
      March 23, 2019

      Hi Annie,

      Thank you for contacting Finder.

      The maximum balance transfer limit is 95% of the approved credit limit. For example, you have been approved for $5,000, you may use 95% of it which is $4,750 for Balance Transfer.

      I hope this helps.

      Please do not hesitate to reach out again to us if you have additional questions.

      Cheers,
      Ash

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    Jellina
    March 22, 2019

    Does Bankwest accept a balance transfer from St.George?

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      Jhez
      March 22, 2019

      Hello Jellina,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Yes, you can transfer your existing balance from St.George to Bankwest. According to Bankwest credit card terms and conditions, only Australian issued non-Bankwest credit/store cards can be balanced transferred.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    Sandy
    March 20, 2019

    Can I transfer from a personal loan to a Bankwest Breeze credit card with 26 months interest-free?

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      Joshua
      March 20, 2019

      Hi Sandy,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder. I hope all is well with you. 😃

      I’m afraid you can’t transfer a personal loan to a Bankwest Breeze Mastercard credit card. It only allows you to transfer a balance from another non-Bankwest credit card.

      If you want to find credit cards that allow you to transfer your personal loan balance, please refer to our guide in transferring a loan to a credit card. On that page, you will see a table that allows you to conveniently compare cards that let you transfer a personal loan to a credit card. You can compare based on balance transfer rate, purchase rate, and fees, to name a few. Once you found the right one for you, click on the “Go to site” green button to learn more or initiate your application.

      Please make sure though to read the eligibility criteria, features, and details of the card, as well as the relevant PDS/ T&Cs of the card before making a decision and consider whether the product is right for you.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    Tyler
    November 13, 2018

    Why does it say 0% interest on purchases for the first 13 months, then only 55 days interest-free? Which one is it?

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      Jhez
      November 14, 2018

      Hello Tyler,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Please note that the Bankwest Breeze Mastercard offers new customers 0% p.a. interest on purchases for the first 13 months. The interest-free days do not only apply to purchases but also applies to the overall balance of the credit card. You must pay the closing balance, including any cash advances and balances, to qualify for interest-free days.

      Find out how the 55 days interest-free works. Also, please check how the 0% interest-free on purchases works.

      Should you wish to have real-time answers to your questions, try our chat box on the lower right corner of our page.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    Matthew
    September 6, 2017

    I am an Australian citizen but have been living and working in New Zealand for the past year, can I still apply for an Australian credit card? Will my current overseas address and income details still be valid for an application?

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      May
      September 8, 2017

      Hi Matthew,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Most credit card issuers would require their applicants to be Australian resident or citizen with a valid physical address in Australia. You’d be best to directly contact the bank first to confirm your eligibility before you apply for a credit card.

      Cheers,
      May

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    sally
    February 1, 2016

    Hi what does the 2% transfer fee on balance transfers mean?

    Sally

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      Ysa
      February 1, 2016

      Hi Sally,

      Good afternoon and thanks for your question.
      The 2% fee is charged by the credit card issuer when transferring a balance from one account to another.

      Cheers,
      Ysa

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    Kerry
    June 9, 2015

    Hi,

    If I get a cash advance on my BankWest card will the cash advance (with the higher interest rate) be paid before the previous purchases are paid.

    Kind Regards,
    Kerry

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      Jonathan
      June 10, 2015

      Hi Kerry, thanks for your inquiry!

      That is correct, the repayments to a credit card are allocated to the portion of debt which has highest rate of interest first then to the second highest rate of interest and so forth.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    Ronnie
    December 19, 2013

    I cant seem to find an apply now link. Has the offer expired for the Bankwest Breeze MasterCard? I received the offer on the 12th December.

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      Jacob
      December 20, 2013

      Hi Ronnie,

      Thanks for your question.

      The exclusive Bankwest credit card offer has recently been taken off the site. You may instead consider other Finder exclusive credit card deals.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Jacob

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    Jeff
    December 18, 2013

    Hi my wife and I currently have a Westpac MasterCard that is quite high and attracting a huge amount of interest. The card is in her name, can I still do the balance transfer if I get your card under my name?

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      Jacob
      December 18, 2013

      Hi Jeff,

      Our guide about transferring other’s credit card debt provides information on which providers will allow you to transfer a balance between cards in different names under a balance transfer promotion.

      Thanks for your question.

      Cheers,
      Jacob

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